Thibaut Courtois won’t discover if he will get the nod to grace the Wembley turf until a few hours before kick-off against Tottenham.
That decision is expected to be made on Saturday but Courtois reckons the Special One will stick to his usual style and keep his cards close to his chest until matchday.
He said: “The manager makes up his mind the day before but we find out on the day of the game when he puts the team on the board.
“I always said I came here to play. It’s the manager’s decision, but if you come back from loan, obviously you want to play as much as possible.
“I think Petr and I have both done well. We’ve helped the team every time we could.
"Everyone told the new guys, including me, that playing at Wembley is really special, especially a final. It will be a great game.”
Mourinho had used the competition as a chance to give game-time to Cech, following Courtois’ emergence as number one, but the youngster played both legs of the semi-final triumph over Liverpool.
It was a decision that was justified as the 22-year-old pulled off a string of fine saves to give the Blues the chance to avenge their 5-3 New Year’s Day loss to Tottenham by lifting the cup at the home of English football.
Courtois added: "It was a very hard semi-final against Liverpool, the two games were really difficult. I think keeping the draw in Liverpool was really important and in the home game we were really strong. In front of our fans we were able to finish it.
"I was happy with my performances against them. Obviously in that time the team needed me. If you can be important for the team and help them to get to the final, together with the other players, you're happy for that. Hopefully we can finish it at Wembley.
"It will definitely be good to take revenge on them otherwise we will have to wait until next season to play against them again. We're happy we can do that now and hopefully we can win the League Cup."